Johny Fernandez

Johny Fernandez joined WHNT News 19 in October of 2013 as a multimedia journalist/reporter. Johny is a New Jersey native. He was born and raised in Passaic County, New Jersey, but is no stranger to the South. He lived in Orlando, Florida during his teenage years. Johny's passion for news developed when he was a junior in high school. He had the opportunity to shadow a news reporter for a class project and from then on, he was hooked!

The son of Peruvian immigrants, Johny is a graduate of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcasting. He is fluent in Spanish. While at Southeastern, he interned with Fios 1 News in New York City, Telemundo Tampa and WTVT FOX 13 in Tampa, Florida. After graduation, Johny was chosen as a top 20 finalist to compete for a spot as a Junior Reporter for Fox News Channel.

Johny is excited to start his reporting career here in north Alabama. He will be covering the Shoals area. If you see him around town don't hesitate to stop him and say hi. He's always excited to meet new people and is looking forward to exploring the Shoals and Huntsville. Feel free to send him an email – and follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Recent Articles

  • Florence Police Are Looking For Jewelry Theives

    Posted on: 8:30 pm, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 06:27pm, April 17, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – The guys you see in this picture have sticky fingers. Florence police say they walked into...
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  • Florence Residents Participate in Community’s First Raised-Bed Garden

    Posted on: 7:52 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 07:25pm, April 16, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Sonja Zelada and her daughter are learning how to garden. A skill that will benefit her...
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  • University of North Alabama Steps Up Security Due To Threat

    Posted on: 12:13 am, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 08:49am, April 16, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Tuesday morning, University of North Alabama students, faculty and staff received an alert that shook the...
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  • Shoals Marriott Gets A Multi-million Dollar Renovation

    Posted on: 10:54 pm, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 10:55pm, April 14, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a hotel fit for royalty. The Shoals Marriott brings in residents from all over, and...
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  • Freshman Center Project Delayed

    Posted on: 9:56 pm, April 11, 2014, by

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – The new Freshman Center in Florence is a multi-million dollar project that was scheduled to done...
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  • Tuscumbia Police Looking for Burglar

    Posted on: 6:03 pm, April 11, 2014, by , updated on: 06:06pm, April 10, 2014

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – Tuscumbia police need your help finding the man you see in this pictures. This man broke...
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  • Investigators Identify Body Found at Muscle Shoals Marina

    Posted on: 12:18 pm, April 11, 2014, by and , updated on: 09:05pm, April 11, 2014

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) - The Colbert County Sheriff’s Office has identified a woman whose body was found in the Tennessee...
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  • Shoals Leaders Speak Out About Silver Airways’ Departure

    Posted on: 4:39 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 04:14pm, April 10, 2014

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – On Wednesday, Silver Airways announced it will be leaving portions of the Atlanta network market....
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  • Shoals Man Wanted in Connection to Meth Investigation

    Posted on: 1:39 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – Colbert County drug agents are searching for a man wanted in connection with a meth investigation....
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  • First Baptist Church Center Star Cleans Up After 18-wheeler Crash

    Posted on: 11:31 pm, April 9, 2014, by

      CENTER STAR, Ala. (WHNT) – Close to a month ago, an 18-wheeler crashed into the First Baptist Church Center...
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    The 18-wheeler crashed into Center Star Baptist Church about 2:30 p.m. Monday. (Photo: Thomas McCoy, WHNT News 19 Viewer)
  • Shoals Families Remember Homicide Victims

    Posted on: 10:30 pm, April 8, 2014, by , updated on: 09:22pm, April 8, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT)  – People waited patiently to enter the gym at the United Methodist Church in downtown Florence. The...
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  • Hillshire Plant Closing May Create Opportunities For Current Employees

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, April 4, 2014, by , updated on: 08:22pm, April 4, 2014

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Hillshire managment met with employees Friday morning to deliver the news of the Florence plant...
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    Hillshire announced Friday it will close its Florence facility by the end of 2014. (Photo: Carter Watkins/WHNT News 19)